If the Chicago White Sox play like they did in this past homestand when they arrive in Seattle, manager Robin Ventura will have a few sleepless nights once the games are complete.
In their past six games, the White Sox have been outscored 54-25, including allowing eight or more runs four times in that span in games against the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers … two of the worst teams in baseball this season.
In these past six games, the team really hasn’t gelled at all with either the starting pitching, offense or relievers having a good outing, but one of the other groups not so much of a good outing leading to a loss.
It was so bad on Tuesday night, the White Sox used Adam Dunn as a ninth inning reliever. He pitched better than most of the actual bullpen.
But even though the White Sox have given up 54 runs in their past six games, it is time to start thinking about the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants as they are the next opponents in a six-game road trip for the “Good Guys.”
Do I think this will be a winning road trip … far from it I say this because this ball club has yet to show a winning consistency all season, or any type of winning on a regular basis the past two seasons, at least.
If the White Sox come out of the next six games winning three, I think that would even be a positive, but it is tough for me to predict they can split this upcoming six-game road trip as they are 55-60 on the season, and couldn’t play very inspired against the Twins and Rangers in their past six games.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming road trip?
In other White Sox news:
• Here is what CSN Chicago wrote about the 3-1 loss on Wednesday.
• The Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the White Sox “poor base running” vs. the Rangers.
• Here is more on Rusney Castillo as compiled by MLB Trade Rumors.